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Old January 19, 2011, 10:45   #1
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Need solid walls, but ASCII play, macbook

Downloaded my fave distribution, 3.0.9b, for my new MacBook and everything is dandy. Except walls made of #'s. Minor, I know, but annoying to me. I've searched all my options up top, and RTFM to a degree, but Im not finding what I need to know how to make walls solid and retain ASCII. Help a longtime 'bander now playing laptop style, anyone?

P.S. Take your laptop to a bar and play angband in a corner. It's really funny how people just *have* to ask you wtf you're doing...

P.P.S I say drinking and smoking, and then give them the glare.
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Old January 19, 2011, 12:11   #2
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I don't think there is a solution for Macs at the moment - it's to do with the way they handle fonts. I've tried to see a quick fix (ie a fixed width font with a block character) and failed.

I believe there is a long term proposal to have variable coloured background, which would do the trick; another (slightly overkill) option would be an ascii tileset.

PS Is it one of those new Macbook Airs? I love those.
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I don't think there is a solution for Macs at the moment - it's to do with the way they handle fonts. I've tried to see a quick fix (ie a fixed width font with a block character) and failed.
Yeah, what Nick said. The OS X port doesn't do solid blocks.
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Old January 21, 2011, 01:06   #4
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As someone who does a good bit of playing on a mac, I'd suggest using the fixed-space full-height block-outline as a decent stand-in. It's not quite as pretty as solid blocks, but for me it's a heck of a lot nicer-looking than hashmarks.

Upside is I got in the habit on my mac of using light/dark brown of the same character as the walls for open/broken doors, respectively, which doesn't look half bad.
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